North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Take a paddle at dusk and explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary!

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Celebrate the coming of summer with the solstice just around the corner. As we paddle along, we'll look for plants and animals that are equally excited about the approaching season.

 

Come join the fun at Connors Farm in Danvers for their strawberry festival

Come join the fun at Connors Farm in Danvers as they celebrate Strawberry Season. The price of admission includes a lot of fun family activities that will keep the troops entertained for the day!

The admission is priced right and portions of the proceeds will go to benefit the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 

Location: Connors Farm

 

Marini Farm's Strawberry festival will feature all things strawberry with lots o

Come to Marini Farm for their celebration of the Strawberry Harvest. June is Strawberry Month and Marini Farms' 12 acres of berries begins to produce some of the best tasting strawberries on the North Shore! There is something so very sweet about Marini strawberries...come see (and taste) for yourself. There's something fun for everyone in the family including a 70 foot jumping pillow, inflatables, hay rides, Apple Cannons, Antique Tractors, pick your own strawberries, Strawberry shortcake and more!

Location: Marini Farm

 

Kids and families will learn how to make butter at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA!

In celebration of National Dairy Month, we are rolling up our sleeves and shaking it! Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy and we want to share that enthusiasm for cooking with you. Join us to make homemade butter with the rich cream from our Jersey cows and enjoy it on hot rolls from the farm kitchen.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!

The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!

 

North Shore Music Theater

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. SHREK The Musical brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, SHREK The Musical proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

 

The Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Championship is the longest running solo

The Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Championship is the longest running solo master sand sculpting event in New England. The sculptors have a total of 21 hours over three days to complete their sculptures. They are each given their own private plot and 10 tons of sand to work with. Sculptors will be carving June 18th-20th, with voting and awards given on the evening of the 20th, followed by fireworks. The sculptures will remain on display through July 5th, and will  be lit for night viewing.

 

Kids can compete at chess for trophies at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!

Children who are chess players in the local area are invited to our summer chess tournament to compete for trophies and world domination! Please pre-register for all Children's Programs, as space is limited. You may sign up your children either in person or by phone: 781-631-1481 (Ext. 3).

 

Come to Newburyport Public Library to celebrate the end of the school year! Ages 10+ will Celebrate the end of school and the arrival of Summer with FREE Ice Cream in the Program Room! We'll also have easy, fun things like coloring books and word searches to do while you eat! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library. Please contact Sara, Teen Services Librarian, with questions at  or nplteenlibrarian@gmail.com.

 

Abbot Library invites teens to enjoy a pizza and movie with friends!

Abbot Public Library invites teens to a enjoy a pizza and refreshments with their friends to celebrate the end of the school year! No sign-ups necessary

 

The Abbadia Mare Festival is a fundraiser Renaissance Faire for Hammond Castle

The Abbadia Mare Festival is a fund raiser for the Hammond Castle Museum. At this Rennaisance Faire there will be live performances, musicians, great food, demonstrations, comedy, Knights, storytelling, and artisans/vendors from around New England!  Castle Tours will also be available. Perhaps you can be a part of our Human chess Match, or cheer on our knights as they do live steel combat!

Location: Hammond Castle

 

The Cape Ann Relay for Life will be held at Burnham's Field in Gloucester Massac

 

The Cape Ann Relay for Life is a community event that raises funds funds for the American Cancer Society and creates an opportunity to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones, and fight back against the disease.  The 2013 Relay will take place at Newell Stadium at the Gloucester High School .

Location: Burnham's Field

 

The Teddy Fish Picnic raises funds for families w/ children facing terminal illn

A day of fun for the whole family! The Teddy Fish Picnic will include games and activities for children, food, raffles and the "Shuck You Menkes" Corn Hole Tournament for adults. Tickets will include tokens for games, activities and food. Registration for the corn hole tournament is $30 for a two person team and includes two Team Teddy coozies.

Location: Obear Park

 

Creatures of the tideland are the focus at this Imagine Sing and Learn at Joppa

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

 

Creatures of the tideland are the focus at this Imagine Sing and Learn at Joppa

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

 

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